Qhubeka is an Nguni word that means “to carry on”, “to progress”, “to move forward”. Qhubeka believes that mobilising people with bicycles can change lives through creating access to education, healthcare and economic opportunity.

Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka believes that #BicyclesChangeLives too. Qhubeka isn’t an afterthought, it is the reason we clip in and ride, the incentive to go out and train, and our motivation to win races. This is why we invite you to join our mission to fund 5,000 bicycles for people through Qhubeka.

How a bicycle changes lives in Africa

  • Riding a bicycle increases a person’s carrying capacity by 5x
  • Over the same period of time, a person riding a bicycle can travel 4x the distance as someone walking
  • For every 16km travelled, a bicycle saves 3 hours of valuable time

Throughout the 2016 season you can help us reach our 5,000 bicycle goal by:

1. Donating towards a bicycle

Funding bicycles, like so many things in cycling, is all about marginal gains. Every little bit counts, so whether you can donate only a few rands/dollars/euros or your company can fund 100 bicycles, your donation will make a difference and help us reach our goal. Donate now.

2. Give the 5-finger salute any time you see us

If you have the opportunity to see us race we’d love to see you do the 5-finger salute when we ride past. This will remind us why we ride and motivate us to give just that little bit more. In return, we hope to be giving the 5-finger salute many times as we cross the finish line in first place.

3. Share our stories about how #BicyclesChangeLives

Talk about what motivates us in conversations with your friends and family or on social media. You can even start your own fundraising campaign here to help us reach our goals.

How your donations change lives with bicycles
Qhubeka uses the funds you help us raise through #BicyclesChangeLives to fund bicycles for recipients in their work-to-earn programmes. Through long-term partnerships with Qhubeka’s implementation partners, people are able to earn bicycles through programmes in return for activities like bartering recyclable waste, cultivating indigenous trees, or improving academic performance. A bicycle mechanic is also trained for each community in which 500 or more bicycles are delivered, creating new employment opportunities.

Change lives with bicycles and Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka when you donate right now.

Find out more at bicycleschangelives.org and on the Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka website.

For more information about Qhubeka and other ways you can get involved, visit their website.



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40 Activist projects

Tackling Challenge Almere to make a difference

By Tracy Edwards

We will be completing the team event of Challenge Almere in support of #bicycleschangelives

0% Completed
€0 raised
€1,000 Target

Cycling for Qhubeka - A Long Ride for a Good Cause

By Ian Shedd

On July 15, I will be participating in the Qhubeka 5000 cycling event. My goal is to raise money ...

90.25% Completed
$1,083 raised
$1,200 Target

Lance Stevens Biokineticists

By Lance Stevens

For all the sessions we for the year, we will donate R5 from every session to "#BicyclesChangeLiv...

6.55% Completed
R655 raised
R10,000 Target
159 DAYS

94.7km Ride for Qhubeka

By Lourens le Roux

Qhubeka is a South African not-for-profit organisation that donates bicycles as part of the World...

100% Completed
R5,700 raised
R5,700 Target